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Sean Axtell

Sean Axtell joined the KM Group in 2017, before being made a chief reporter and then court reporter. Previously from the Essex Echo daily.

Man who defecated in front of teenager was 'not naked'

26 May 2022
Man who defecated in front of teenager was 'not naked'

A judge ordered a jury to find a man who defecated in front of a girl on a path not guilty of breaching a court order banning him from being naked.

Path defecator was 'trying to make girl laugh'

26 May 2022
Path defecator was 'trying to make girl laugh'

A man revealed his buttocks and defecated in front of a teenager on a foot path, a court has heard.

'Active Patriot' denies posting racist YouTube video

25 May 2022
'Active Patriot' denies posting racist YouTube video

An activist has denied posting a racist video to his YouTube channel.

Behind the prison walls housing Kent's most notorious killers

25 May 2022
Behind the prison walls housing Kent's most notorious killers

Hooch, weapons, drugs and PlayStations are a way of life inside the maximum security prison which is home to some of Kent's most notorious criminals.

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Man punched in head in parking row

24 May 2022
Man punched in head in parking row

A raging takeaway delivery driver who unleashed such fury his victim suffered a bleed on the brain has avoided jail.

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Car valet ploughed into pedestrian in Jaguar

23 May 2022
Car valet ploughed into pedestrian in Jaguar

A motorist who knocked down and seriously injured a pedestrian while hurtling along a 30mph road at more than twice the speed limit has been jailed.

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'Rape was clearly on killer's mind', jury told

16 May 2022
'Rape was clearly on killer's mind', jury told

Jurors have heard Callum Wheeler - accused of murdering PCSO Julia James - was 'highly sexualised' and had rape 'plainly' on his mind.

Moment PCSO's killer is arrested in bedroom

13 May 2022
Moment PCSO's killer is arrested in bedroom

Footage shows the moment police burst into Callum Wheeler's bedroom and arrested him on suspicion of murdering PCSO Julia James.

Pathologist: 'PCSO's injuries the worst I've seen'

12 May 2022
Pathologist: 'PCSO's injuries the worst I've seen'

A pathologist has told a murder trial the head injuries suffered by PCSO Julia James were 'the worst I've seen' and 'completely unsurvivable'.

Copper thieves cause £30k damage in raid

11 May 2022
Copper thieves cause £30k damage in raid

A gang of balaclava-clad copper thieves nearly shutdown a Kent business after causing £30,000 worth of damage during a raid.

Man's encounter with killer caught on camera day after 'murder'

11 May 2022
Man's encounter with killer caught on camera day after 'murder'

A suspicious gamekeeper photographed and filmed the man who killed PCSO Julia James in the local area the day after she was allegedly murdered.

Murder trial jury retraces Julia James' final steps

10 May 2022
Murder trial jury retraces Julia James' final steps

A jury has today retraced the final steps taken by a PCSO who was allegedly "ambushed and chased down” before being bludgeoned to death.

Thug jailed after spraying chemicals at couple

10 May 2022
Thug jailed after spraying chemicals at couple

A thug who flung dangerous chemicals into the face of a good Samaritan in the street during a crime spree has been jailed.

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Julia James murder trial: what we know from day one

09 May 2022
Julia James murder trial: what we know from day one

A killer waited in woods for a vulnerable woman before chasing down a PCSO and bludgeoning her to death with a railway jack, a murder trial has heard.

Serial rapist tied up victim and struck at festival

05 May 2022
Serial rapist tied up victim and struck at festival

A serial rapist who tied up one victim and attacked another at a festival faces a lengthy jail term.

Prison guard with 'rapist's toolkit' held prostitute at gun point

04 May 2022
Prison guard with 'rapist's toolkit' held prostitute at gun point

A prison guard with a "rapist's toolkit" held a prostitute at gun point in her Airbnb.

Birthday slasher 'looked like something out of Freddy Krueger'

04 May 2022
Birthday slasher 'looked like something out of Freddy Krueger'

A mum who repeatedly knifed a friend at a birthday party after taking cocaine says friends told her she "looked like something out of Freddy Krueger".

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Arsonist left couple facing 'stuff of nightmares'

03 May 2022
Arsonist left couple facing 'stuff of nightmares'

A drunken fire-starter left a terrified couple trapped inside their smoke-filled home after triggering a series of explosions during an arson spree.

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'Monster' bit girlfriend's face in back of taxi

29 April 2022
'Monster' bit girlfriend's face in back of taxi

A domestic abuser who started a new relationship while in jail for an attack on his girlfriend is back behind bars for assaulting his latest partner.

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Woman 'repeatedly slashed pal' at birthday party

28 April 2022
Woman 'repeatedly slashed pal' at birthday party

A mother accused of repeatedly knifing a friend at a birthday party after taking cocaine has claimed she acted in self defence.

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